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Area/Catalogue
COMM 3064

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
155102

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To study the complexity and nuances of the development, purpose and use of promotional activities in contemporary society through the promotion of products, services and information and the diverse range of approaches, techniques and methods employed, with a particular emphasis on advertising.  

Course content

Students will build on previous courses to develop knowledge of theoretical and applied approaches to the use and production of promotional activities in contemporary society. The practices and processes of promotional activity in diverse organisations are examined using historical and contemporary case studies. Students are required to demonstrate creative and critical thinking about promotional culture and its role in industry, government and the not-for-profit sector, and to exhibit creativity and originality in the production of promotional material. Students will relate promotional activities to the application of communication media technology in its changing forms. In developing advanced understanding of promotional industries, including advertising, publicity and marketing, students are required to use theoretical approaches to critique and evaluate promotional events and campaigns ranging from product launches and publicity events in the creative industries, to national election campaigns and large-scale health promotion and education campaigns.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 2079 Content Creation for Media
COMM 2078 Communication Research Methods

Students completing the Bachelor of Marketing and Communication (DBMN) program must complete either Design for Digital Technologies (COMM 2080) OR Content Creation for Media (COMM 2079).

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks
Online 2 hours x 2 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Seminar 2.5 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks
Online 2 hours x 2 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Online activities 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A
Project 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Online activities 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A
Project 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Online activities 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A
Project 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Online activities 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A
Project 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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